The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Supports Bellingham Giving Circle

Submitted by: The Chrysalis Inn & Spa

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa presented their September 2018 spa donation in the amount of $2,100 to Bellingham Giving Circle. Bellingham’s Giving Circle is a local charity focused on the needs of unaccompanied homeless youth in the Bellingham School District.

Bellingham Giving Circle
Pictured left to right: Sandy Sallee, Chrysalis Spa Director; Chris Caldwell, Chrysalis Director of Sales & Marketing; Roxana Parise, Homeless Liaison Bellingham Schools; Kath Piros, Bellingham Giving Circle volunteer; Steve Wiley, Squalicum High School counselor; Allison Erwin, College Access Coordinator. Photo courtesy: The Chrysalis.

A major focus is establishing a food pantry in each high school in Bellingham. Students have access to food throughout the day and can take food with them at night and on the weekend. Additionally, the donations to the Giving Circle have provided much needed items for the teens including backpacks with school supplies, sleeping bags, tents, clothing and shoe gift cards, laundry vouchers, loaner laptop computers, etc.

This support is in coordination with school counselors and homeless liaisons that help these teens stay in school and graduate.

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa, a locally owned hotel, spa and restaurant on Fairhaven’s waterfront, has been giving one percent of monthly spa revenues to a local non-profit since February of 2017, now totaling almost $40,000.

October’s one percent of spa revenues will be donated to Kids in Motion which provides physical, occupational and speech therapy for the children of Whatcom County and surrounding areas who have neurodevelopmental disorders.

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